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Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)
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Ranked #27 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't beat the price, and it even included a breakfast. Both room and breakfast were not fancy. Room - though a simple wooden structure - was big and had everything one needs. The continental breakfast was a bit crowded (many more residents than tables - had to wait for a table to become available). The location is superb - just... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your support and review, we will not stop working hard until we achieve 100% of your satisfaction. Thanks again. Please come back soon! Cordially, Ruben Z More

Philadelphia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for an extended period of time this winter and winters past...4 weeks...and found it to be a pleasure...nice clean room with a kitchen area...and a stones throw to the gondola, casinos, and downtown. very affordable and clean...at least my room. walls are a little thin and the ceilings are also...so noise is sometimes an issue.. WiFi worked... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Bruce, Thank you, thank you, thank you.... Please come back soon! Cordially, Ruben Z GM More

Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, a friend and I stayed at the Big Pine Mountain House in June 2014. We had a second floor room for two nights. When we booked it for $42/night I expected something very gross. We will now recommend people at least check it out when looking for a place to stay. The hotel is pretty outdated with gold... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thanks for you business and review, our family work very hard to make this Hotel a great place to be, we are in the process of renewing all rooms, we started to renew them in 2012. Please come back soon! Thanks again! Cordially, Ruben Z GM More

York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sheets and towels were very grey with holes. The mirror in the bathroom had a large crack, and there were large scuff marks on the wall (which could have been washed off or repainted). And woe betide if you get noisy neighbours. Our room had an adjoining door and we could have joined in their conversation and listened to... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn, We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations, please accept our apologies. We work very hard to gain your business, and comments like your will make us work harder until we can gain your patronage again. Thanks for your review. Cordially, Ruben Z GM More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually stay at big name places so this was somewhat of a first for me. We stayed here because the pictures online (which are somewhat deceiving) and the price and location. Its located right off the main road, in front of the gondola. Great place for shopping, staying awhile and dining. Having said that you would think the place... More

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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Sam, I appreciate you review, and the fact that you posted something similar on YELP, however, and as I stated on Yelp. we guarantee our product, please call me to get this situation resolved. For your information, summers in Tahoe are busy, the population fluctuates from 48,000 people during the winter to 200,000 in the summer, and one more... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is over our expectation. We booked two rooms one for the in-laws, they gave us connected rooms which is so convenient for us. The rooms and facility are very clean and maintained very well. It is walking distance to shopping and Heavenly Village. We stayed five nights here, definitely will come back.

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Hi, We appreciate your review and support! Thanks! Please come back soon. Cordially, Ruben Z More

New Delhi, India
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29 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We spent two nights at this hotel. We were disappointed to find out it was more like a motel setting. We had inter connected room. Personally I did not like the setting of the room. It was dark. Even the bed covers were also dark. The price was too low that was the reason why we booked that hotel, but... More

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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Sam, Thank you for your review, people like you make us think how to improve daily. We truly appreciate your feedback. Please give us a second chance to prove you that we are better than that, our family takes pride in our Hotel. Thanks. Cordially, Ruben Z GM More

Grass Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've stayed here many, many times and it's always great, the location is great the rooms are always clean and the staff friendly! You will be hard pressed to find such a great place to stay so close to all of the casino's.

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Hi Jeannie, We appreciate your business and support. Thank you for your review! Please come back soon. Cordially, Ruben Z G.M. More

East Lansing, Michigan
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34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Right across the road from Heavenly Mountain. Although it was raining the whole night/morning we were here, it was still a decent stay. The room included a microwave and refrigerator, and within walking distance to a lot of places as it is right in town. The shower was old and could be replaced, however for the price we paid I... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Ryan, Thanks for your business and support! Your feedback is truly appreciated, we'll work on the showers and the internet signal. Please come back soon! Cordially, Ruben Z More

San Jose, California
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We enjoyed the room. It was clean and the kitchenette was nice. The staff was friendly and the location is relally good. The pizza place they had a flyer for "Vinnny's" was really good new york style pizza. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much!

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Hi, Thank you very much for your business and support! Please come back soon! And yes, that pizza from Vinny's is really good. Thanks again! Cordially, Ruben Z More

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Address: 4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe 2*
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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe #3 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
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Big Pines Mountain House is conveniently located in the center of South Lake Tahoe, within walking distance to major attractions - Heavenly Ski resort, the casinos and the Lake itself. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable rooms. Free wi-fi, complimentary breakfast, heated seasonal pool and the location make us the best value in town. Do not leave your pets behind, we will be happy to accept them in our hotel. Come visit us! Our friendly staff is always here to help you to make your Tahoe getaway simply fun! ... more   less 
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